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Every Thursday at around 10:30am Frank King talks with Jerry O’Sullivan about all things ornithological!

The long running feature is now available here on its very own podcast!

Happy Birthday Frank King

Happy Birthday Frank King

A special programme dedicated to Frank King as he celebrates his birthday on Christmas Day

Bird’s Eye View – February 9th, 2017

Bird’s Eye View – February 9th, 2017

The bar-tailed godwit takes centre stage in this week’s edition.

Bird’s Eye View – February 2nd, 2017

Bird’s Eye View – February 2nd, 2017

Frank joins Jerry for this week’s edition of the show.

Bird’s Eye View – January 26th, 2017

Bird’s Eye View – January 26th, 2017

Frank King joins Jerry for his weekly bird-watching slot.

Bird’s Eye View – January 19th, 2017

Bird’s Eye View – January 19th, 2017

Could a starling have made the difference for the Kerry senior footballers in last year’s All Ireland semi-final? Yes, you’re reading that right!

Bird’s Eye View - January 12th, 2017

Bird’s Eye View - January 12th, 2017

Bird’s Eye View with Frank King

Bird’s Eye View – January 5th, 2017

Bird’s Eye View – January 5th, 2017

Frank returns from the Christmas break and talks about teal ducks, robins and murmurations.

Bird’s Eye View – December 22nd, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – December 22nd, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry for a seasonal Bird’s Eye View. It’s also Frank’s birthday on Christmas Day.

Bird’s Eye View - December 14th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View - December 14th, 2016

Frank answered questions from listeners, with several on curlews.

Bird’s Eye View – December 8th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – December 8th, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry for this week’s edition and answers your queries.

Bird’s Eye View – November 24th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – November 24th, 2016

One listener got in touch with the story of Phil the pheasant. Frank deals with this and other listeners’ queries.

Bird’s Eye View – November 17th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – November 17th, 2016

Birds of prey, rooks and very naughty robins are among the species discussed this week!

Bird’s Eye View – November 3rd, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – November 3rd, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry to answer your questions about birds and wildlife. This week, the jay, the most colourful member of the crow family, is among the species discussed.

Bird’s Eye View – October 27th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – October 27th, 2016

For this week, Brent geese are among the birds that are discussed. Frank also made it into the Sunday Independent!

Bird's Eye View - October 20th, 2016

Bird's Eye View - October 20th, 2016

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Bird's Eye View - October 13th, 2016

Bird's Eye View - October 13th, 2016

Bird's Eye View - October 13th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – October 6th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – October 6th, 2016

The gannet and the rock pipit are among the birds that feature in this week’s edition.

Birds Eye View - September 29th, 2016

Birds Eye View - September 29th, 2016

What bird was on the old Irish shilling? Frank deals with this and other listeners’ queries.

Bird’s Eye View – September 22nd, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – September 22nd, 2016

Brent geese, seemingly strange crow behaviour and the best time to cut hedges without harming birdlife.

Bird’s Eye View – September 15th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – September 15th, 2016

A listener wants to attract more birdlife to his ponds while a manx shearwater has been spotted on the side of the road.

Bird’s Eye View - September 8th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View - September 8th, 2016

Frank King discusses bird tables, the controversial parenting style of swans and more on his popular weekly slot

Bir's Eye View - September 1st, 2016

Bir's Eye View - September 1st, 2016

Frank King answers listeners queries.

Bird's Eye View - August 18th, 2016

Bird's Eye View - August 18th, 2016

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Bird’s Eye View – August 11th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – August 11th, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry for his weekly chat about birds and wildlife.

Bird’s Eye View – August 4th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – August 4th, 2016

Cuckoos, barn owls and swallows are all discussed by Frank this week.

Bird’s Eye View – July 28th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – July 28th, 2016

The sound of young owls, the scarcity of some species and Beatrix Potter all feature on today’s show.

Bird’s Eye View – July 21st, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – July 21st, 2016

Frank’s busy this week dealing with mystery bird sounds, hawks, jays and young robins.

Bird’s Eye View – July 14th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – July 14th, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry to discuss the jay, merlin and the magpies that co-exist peacefully with cats!

Birds Eye View - June 29th, 2016

Birds Eye View - June 29th, 2016

Frank King answers listeners queries.

Bird’s Eye View – June 9th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – June 9th, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry to answer your queries and questions about birdlife.

Birds Eye View - June 2nd, 2016

Birds Eye View - June 2nd, 2016

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Birds Eye View - May 26th, 2016

Birds Eye View - May 26th, 2016

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Birds Eye View - May 19th, 2016

Birds Eye View - May 19th, 2016

Frank deals with listeners’ queries about swallows and starlings.

Bird's Eye View - May 12th, 2016

Bird's Eye View - May 12th, 2016

Frank King joins Jerry in studio for the popular weekly slot

Birds Eye View - May 5th, 2016

Birds Eye View - May 5th, 2016

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Birds Eye View - April 27th, 2016

Birds Eye View - April 27th, 2016

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Bird's Eye View with Frank King - March 24th, 2016

Bird's Eye View with Frank King - March 24th, 2016

Frank talks about the Hoopoe and the Bullfinch and answers listeners' queries.

Bird's Eye View - April 14th, 2016

Bird's Eye View - April 14th, 2016

Swallow sightings aplenty from listeners this week.

Bird’s Eye View – April 7th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – April 7th, 2016

Frank returns to Bird’s Eye View.

Bird’s Eye View – March 10th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – March 10th, 2016

A crowded Bird’s Eye View this week – with Frank, Jerry and some students of Presentation Secondary School, Tralee.

Bird’s Eye View – March 3rd, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – March 3rd, 2016

Sit back and savour the sounds of the mistlethrush, song thrush and blackbird and the fun and banter between Frank and Jerry.

Bird’s Eye View – February 25th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – February 25th, 2016

Frank King returns and this week he’s quizzed about bird feeding.

Bird’s Eye View – February 11th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – February 11th, 2016

Frank answers your queries about birdlife.

Bird’s Eye View – February 4th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – February 4th, 2016

Frank joins Jerry for this week’s edition of the popular feature.

Bird’s Eye View – January 28th, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – January 28th, 2016

The cleverness of crows, cheeky chaffinches and where have the goldfinches gone?

Bird’s Eye View – January 21st, 2016

Bird’s Eye View – January 21st, 2016

Frank joins Jerry for this week’s edition as a listener discovers an intricately made nest and wonders what kind of bird made it.

Birds Eye View - January 14th, 2016

Birds Eye View - January 14th, 2016

Frank King answers listeners questions about birdlife in the county

Birds Eye View - January 7th, 2016

Birds Eye View - January 7th, 2016

Frank joins Jerry for the first edition of the New Year.

Bird’s Eye View – December 17th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – December 17th, 2015

Frank discusses the field fare and answers your queries.

Bird’s Eye View – December 10th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – December 10th, 2015

Frank King answers your queries about birds and wildlife.

Bird’s Eye View – December 3rd, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – December 3rd, 2015

Frank joins Jerry for this week’s edition.

Bird’s Eye View – November 26th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – November 26th, 2015

A shouting and roaring magpie and what was an owl doing out and about during the day?! These are some of the queries that Frank King has been dealing with this week.

Bird's Eye View - November 19th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - November 19th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Bird's Eye View - November 5th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - November 5th, 2015

Frank joins Jerry for this week’s Bird’s Eye View. The grey crow, yellow-browed warbler and white egret are all discussed.

Bird's Eye View with Frank King - November 12th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King  - November 12th, 2015

Frank talks about the bittern once resident in Ireland and tells a tale about the Mosque of Omar!

Bird's Eye View - October 8th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - October 8th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Bird's Eye View - October 15th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - October 15th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Bird's Eye View - October 29th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - October 29th, 2015

Frank joins Jerry for this week's edition of the programme.

Bird’s Eye View – October 1st, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – October 1st, 2015

Frank’s sharp focus is on game birds this week.

Bird’s Eye View – September 24th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – September 24th, 2015

You can heard the sound of the swift on this week’s edition. And a listener wants to know, where DO the crows go in the summer time because he hasn’t seen any?!

Bird's Eye View - September 17th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - September 17th, 2015

Frank talks about winter visitors the brent geese which are starting to arrive back in Kerry.

Bird’s Eye View – September 10th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – September 10th, 2015

Listeners’ queries this week relate to brent geese, little egrets and swallows in milking parlours!

Bird’s Eye View – September 3rd, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – September 3rd, 2015

Frank casts his eye on game birds – you’ll hear from the red grouse, the pheasant and a bird whose sound scares Jerry!

Bird’s Eye View – August 27th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – August 27th, 2015

From kittiwakes to King Canute – yes, that’s right, the 11th century English king – and everything in between: There’s nothing ordinary about Frank King and his eclectic wit and wisdom.

Bird’s Eye View – August 20th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – August 20th, 2015

It’s a case of birds of a feather on this week’s edition. Dillon Boyer sent in a photograph of fulmars while whale-watching in Iceland and Randall Wharton sent Frank pictures of a battle to the death involving a bird of prey and a crow. He wants to know what type of bird of prey.

Bird’s Eye View – August 13th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – August 13th, 2015

Frank discusses auks, magpies, pheasants and grouse and answers listeners’ queries.

Bird's Eye View - August 6th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - August 6th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King. You'll hear the wonderful story of how paramedic John Halpin from Listowel saved lives of a feathered kind!

Bird’s Eye View – July 30th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – July 30th, 2015

The barn owl is discussed by Frank this week.

Bird’s Eye View – July 23rd, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – July 23rd, 2015

Frank King gets some spectacular photos of barn swallows that were taken by Michael Guerin from Listowel plus he talks about the barn owl as well as dealing with listeners’ queries.

Bird's Eye View - July 15th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - July 15th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Bird’s Eye View – July 9th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – July 9th, 2015

Frank talks about the puffin this week and why are some birds getting themselves into a spot of bother when it comes to getting stuck in a fence?

Bird’s Eye View – July 2nd, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – July 2nd, 2015

SOS baby swallows alert –Anne found the fledglings last week after their nest had fallen down and she’s looking for Frank’s advice. Frank also discusses the kittiwake.

Birds Eye View - June 25th, 2015

Birds Eye View - June 25th, 2015

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Bird’s Eye View – June 18th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – June 18th, 2015

Frank discusses the cuckoo and the great spotted cuckoo and he deals with your many queries – including photos and videos – posted online to Radio Kerry’s Facebook page.

Birds Eye View - June 11th, 2015

Birds Eye View - June 11th, 2015

Frank talks about Kittywakes and swifts.

Bird's Eye View - June 4th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - June 4th, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King

Birds Eye View - May 28th, 2015

Birds Eye View - May 28th, 2015

Frank King discusses swallows, bats, crows and the cuckoo among others with Treasa Murphy:

Bird’s Eye View – May 21st, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – May 21st, 2015

Enjoy the Dawn Chorus which Frank discusses on this week’s edition of Bird’s Eye View plus listeners express their concerns about how hedge-cutting is affecting birdlife.

Bird’s Eye View – May 7th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – May 7th, 2015

Frank discusses the knave of the bird world, who else but the cuckoo? And there’s an update on the robins discovered nesting by Liz Twomey’s 8-year-old daughter Aoibhinn.

Bird's Eye View - April 30th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - April 30th, 2015

Frank talks Robins and other garden birds that are on the nest at the moment.

Bird’s Eye View – April 23rd, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – April 23rd, 2015

There have been cuckoo sightings galore in the Kingdom and beyond based on the Frank King fans who’ve been getting in touch.

Bird's Eye View - April 16th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - April 16th, 2015

Hark the lovely sound of the nightingale this week, listeners have sightings of the hoopoe and there's the usual banter and fun between Frank and Jerry.

Bird’s Eye View – April 9th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – April 9th, 2015

Frank discusses the curlew with its evocative sound this week and is most interested by a sighting of hoopoe in the Maharees by Mary and Paudie O’Brien.

Birds Eye View - April 2nd, 2015

Birds Eye View - April 2nd, 2015

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Bird’s Eye View – March 26th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – March 26th, 2015

The focus is on the song thrush and blackbird this week while handsome pheasants are seen out and about in Kenmare. Frank also deals with your queries about birds.

Birds Eye View - March 19th, 2015

Birds Eye View - March 19th, 2015

Frank talks about the wheatear and the arrival of the first of the swallows the Sand martin.

Bird’s Eye View – March 12th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – March 12th, 2015

Frank discusses the song thrush this week and deals with queries ranging from swallows to of all things, squirrels!

Bird’s Eye View – March 5th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – March 5th, 2015

Frank’s been drawn into the discussion surrounding the photo of the weasel holding onto the woodpecker that’s gone viral. A handsome ringtailed pheasant has been seen in Kenmare. And most importantly, will you win the Euromillions if a robin poos on your furniture?!

Bird’s Eye View with Frank King - February 26th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View with Frank King - February 26th, 2015

Frank talks about the Eider – the Shag Cormorant and the Bittern

Bird’s Eye View - February 19th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View - February 19th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View with Frank King

Birds Eye View with Frank King - February 12th, 2015

Birds Eye View with Frank King - February 12th, 2015

Frank talks about the earliest of nesters The Grey Heron.

Birds Eye View - February 5th, 2015

Birds Eye View - February 5th, 2015

Did you know a group of ravens is called an ‘unkindness’ of ravens? Just some of the interesting things you’ll find out from this week’s Bird’s Eye View with Frank King and Jerry!

Bird’s Eye View – January 29th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – January 29th, 2015

Enjoy the sounds of the song thrush and blackbird on this week’s edition of Bird’s Eye View with Frank King.

Bird's Eye View with Frank King - January 22nd, 2015

Bird's Eye View with Frank King - January 22nd, 2015

Frank talks about the house sparrow and an amazing photo of a grey heron by Donie Roche from Knocknagoshel which will be shown on the RTE weather on TV.

Bird's Eye View - January 15th, 2015

Bird's Eye View - January 15th, 2015

Frank King fixes his bird's eye view on owls in this week's edition.

Bird’s Eye View – January 8th, 2015

Bird’s Eye View – January 8th, 2015

It’s all about buntings and banter this week as Frank King returns for a new year of the show. He talks about the snow bunting while he and Jerry engage in their usual banter!

Bird’s Eye View – December 18th, 2014

Bird’s Eye View – December 18th, 2014

Frank is reunited with Jerry and they deal with queries galore this week!

Birds Eye View - December 11th, 2014

Birds Eye View - December 11th, 2014

Birds Eye View with Frank King

Bird’s Eye View with Frank King – December 4th, 2014

Bird’s Eye View with Frank King – December 4th, 2014

Frank King deals with the lapwing, the thrush and kestrel and answers your questions on feeding the birds.

Bird’s Eye View – November 27th, 2014

Bird’s Eye View – November 27th, 2014

Frank joins Jerry for this week’s Bird’s Eye View. This week he discusses the red wing. We also hear about his youngest fan and guess what Frank is thankful this Thanksgiving Day!